The Technology Behind Cold Climate Heat Pumps

The Technology Behind Cold Climate Heat Pumps

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The Technology Behind Cold Climate Heat Pumps

The Technology Behind Cold Climate Heat Pumps

Cold climate heat pump technology is actually quite interesting. It’s natural for heat to move from an area where the temperature is high or rising to a cooler area, which is why during the summer the heat outside wants to be inside your home. 

In simple terms, the heat pump captures the heat and “pumps” in a contrary or opposite direction. Refrigerant is used in the heat pump during the process of the cold vs. hot air exchange to achieve the desired temperatures.

During the winter, the process is reversed. The warm indoor air wants to escape to the outdoors, where it’s cold. The heat pump essentially pulls or extracts heat from the outside and “pumps” it back inside. Air source heat pumps pull energy from the air, making them more environmentally friendly than furnaces, which consume fuel to generate heat and emit carbons into the air.

Traditional heat pumps are very efficient, but the efficiency decreases significantly when the outdoor temperatures reach 40 degrees Fahrenheit or below. The newer cold climate heat pumps have been successfully tested in extremely cold climates, such as Norway and the Arctic, with great success. In fact, research data shows that cold climate heat pumps can reach up to 400% efficiency, meaning they produce 4 times as much energy as they consume.

Call Climate Control Company

Climate Control Company is a proven leader in grasping new technology and using it to help our customers. With the extreme winter temperatures we experience in the Glenwood Springs and surrounding areas of the Western Slope, a cold climate heat pump could be the perfect solution for your home.

Whether you need seasonal heating system maintenance, a repair or a complete heating system replacement, Climate Control Company has the knowledge and experience to successfully handle your challenge.

Call Climate Control Company today to schedule your appointment with one of our Comfort Specialists.